Hurricane Season starts June 1st!
The Weather Channel released their forecast for this year’s hurricane season. According to their predictions, this year will be a below average hurricane season which will include 11 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. But this does not mean that each hurricane will make landfall. These results are below average when compared to the average hurricanes and storms forecasted from the years 1950 to 2011. Throughout these years, there were an average of 12 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. Do not let this year’s predicted forecast fool you! If the President Obama and his team are preparing for this year’s hurricane season, then you must be well prepared too!
How to prepare your home and your family in the event of a hurricane?
- Create a plan for you and your family.
- Have the proper emergency supplies:
- 5 gallons of water per person
- Non perishable food
- Hygiene supplies
- Fill cars with gasoline
- Board up windows (if necessary)
- Fill the freezer with frozen bags of water so it will stay cold longer in the event of lost power.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY – Have the correct home insurance to protect your assets against damage during the hurricane!
Your home insurance policy covers hurricanes; however you need to review your deductible section to see how much of the damage you are responsible for. Many carriers charge a higher deductible for wind and or hail claims. You can find this information on your home declaration page.
In order to verify you have the proper coverage’s for this year’s hurricane season, visit your trusted Vargas & Vargas Insurance Agency agent. At Vargas & Vargas Insurance Agency, we guarantee the best coverage’s and premiums for our clients. Call us today at 877-550-0025 and trust us with creating the home insurance policy that best fits your desires for years to come.